A special screening of 3D drone footage of the SS Richard Montgomery Medway shipwreck. Part of the Hypermedia Big Weekend. Free | Licensed Bar | All ages Just turn up.
Port of London Authority Hyrdrogeograher, Cullen O Donnell will present 3D drone visualisation of the Medway shipwreck, SS Richard Montgomery, on the Fourth Portal Lab’s big screen. Cullen will be discussing shipwrecks in the Thames and how the footage of the wreck was gathered and manipulated.
This is a one-off unique occasion and will be accompanied by Joe Whittaker of DAZZLE and Ship’s Company singing some sea-shanties in keeping with the Thames and shipwrecks.
Three masts sticking up above the waves near the coastal town of Sheerness in the UK mark the spot where a deadly wreck has been rusting for almost 80 years. They belong to the SS Richard Montgomery, a US second world war-era ship that ran aground in August 1944 with a cargo of bombs. The half-submerged wreck, just 2 kilometres from land, still has 1400 tonnes of TNT in its holds.